It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

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It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Post by springparrot »

Happy Groundhog Day!

Hoping everyone has a great day. :) <3

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Good morning Molly, You're up early today.Punxsutawney Phil is only an hour and a half away, but I've never gone.Let's hope for an early spring. :D
If I wasn't fishing in this all day rain,I'd be home doing something stupid.

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Morning, pholks. Have a good one! :wench:
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Good morning.I think today might be an outdoor day, it's supposed to be 72 degrees.
what I really mean . . . I wish you were here

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Woke up and saw my shadow this morning, going sailing.
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Post by big john »

Good morning. I was watching the festivities on PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network) this morning and @720 Punxsutawney Phil
saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter. I'm looking out the window now and it's snowing. :pirate:
Who's got the rum?

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Post by bodypainter »

Wow! The Cafe' almost got sent to the next page of latest posts. Buffett News is full of Buffett News. :D
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The weather guesser lied, it wasn't 72 degrees. It's 75 right now. 8) I should have worn shorts when I went to the state park.
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I'm not betting the weather on some animal that lives in a hole in the ground. [smilie=cheeky-grin.gif]

I've got better things to bet on like....when & where will Jimmy end up this year
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Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
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Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:

Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?

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Post by Bonzo »

Groundhog Day ..... all this hullabaloo about some furry overgrown rodent. :evil:

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Post by Rabbitz »

Hi Alphabits,

We don't really have anything like the groundhog day thing.

In a lot of Oz the traditional four seasons have little meaning. For example in the "top end" along the northern coast, we have two seasons - The Wet and The Dry. The temperature is fairly constant with the monsoon rains and humidity characterising the wet season.

Around where I am (Sydney) the indigenous had six or seven seasons, usually marked by the available foods, whether that was certain fruits or the arrival of certain fish.

Also to add to this, only a tiny area has ground covering snow, that really only lasts a couple of months, so the psychological boost of trying to second-guess the end of winter isn't so prominent in peoples minds.

That is not to say we don't have silly traditions and ceremonies... For example:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-up
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Post by Rabbitz »

Bonzo wrote:Groundhog Day ..... all this hullabaloo about some furry overgrown rodent. :evil:

Where's the love for simians?
Well when was the last time a chimp predicted the weather?

Oh wait, billion dollar super computer systems fail to do that too...

:D
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Afternoon BNers

I really hate not being able to sleep at night :cry:

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Rabbitz wrote:Hi Alphabits,

We don't really have anything like the groundhog day thing.

In a lot of Oz the traditional four seasons have little meaning. For example in the "top end" along the northern coast, we have two seasons - The Wet and The Dry. The temperature is fairly constant with the monsoon rains and humidity characterising the wet season.

Around where I am (Sydney) the indigenous had six or seven seasons, usually marked by the available foods, whether that was certain fruits or the arrival of certain fish.

Also to add to this, only a tiny area has ground covering snow, that really only lasts a couple of months, so the psychological boost of trying to second-guess the end of winter isn't so prominent in peoples minds.

That is not to say we don't have silly traditions and ceremonies... For example:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-up
Interesting. In my ignorance, I guess I just figured Australian seasons were similar to ours, just offset six months.

And actually, Two-up sounds a lot more rational than relying on a four-legged fur ball for meteorological data. :roll: :lol:

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Post by Bonzo »

Rabbitz wrote:
Bonzo wrote:Groundhog Day ..... all this hullabaloo about some furry overgrown rodent. :evil:

Where's the love for simians?
Well when was the last time a chimp predicted the weather?

Oh wait, billion dollar super computer systems fail to do that too...

:D
Exactly! How much worse could I do?
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alphabits wrote:
Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:
Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?
Hey, look who showed up! Like the furry rodent (and the hairy simian) are you just gonna drop by once a year?
Good to see ya bits... we miss you around here!
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SeattleParrotHead wrote:
alphabits wrote:
Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:
Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?
Hey, look who showed up! Like the furry rodent (and the hairy simian) are you just gonna drop by once a year?
Good to see ya bits... we miss you around here!
Ha! Once a year they allow me to crawl out of my hole. I predict 12 more months of dumbassity, they give me a cookie and then banish me back to the place where enlightenment goes to die.

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Post by Bonzo »

alphabits wrote:
SeattleParrotHead wrote:
alphabits wrote:
Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:
Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?
Hey, look who showed up! Like the furry rodent (and the hairy simian) are you just gonna drop by once a year?
Good to see ya bits... we miss you around here!
Ha! Once a year they allow me to crawl out of my hole. I predict 12 more months of dumbassity, they give me a cookie and then banish me back to the place where enlightenment goes to die.
If enlightenment died, your name is listed on the death certificate as the cause of death. :P
"Essentially, a parrot is a monkey with wings." - Joseph Garner

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